Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Replica Frederica Josephson Coverlet

Historical Quilt : Old Government House

Visitors to Sydney and Guild members alike will be rewarded with a trip to Old Government House in January 2013

The original coverlet made by Frederica Josephson in the 1850's and the replica coverlet (affectionatly known as 'Frederica') made by the wonderful members of the Guild, will both be on display.
The two coverlets are side by side so that the authenticity of the replica can be appreciated. 

We have arranged a group visit on Wednesday, 30th January at 11.30am.
The charge is $5 per person and we will need to have final numbers by 28th January.

Please contact Sandra Lyons on 95892537 or email her at 
if you intend joining us on that day. 

Exhibited at Old Government House Parramatta until 3rd February 2013

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Office Summer Closing Dates

The Office of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc will close for business on the afternoon of Friday 14th December.
Business will resume after the summer break on Monday January 14th 2013 at 10am.

Please do not return any Library books until 14 January.
Wishing all members a happy and safe Festive Season.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Reminder : Excellence Exhibition Cancelled

Cancellation  Notice
 The committee of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc wish to inform all interested parties that the 30 Years of Excellence Exhibition,  scheduled for 14-16 December at The See Street Gallery , Meadowbank TAFE, has been cancelled.

Apologies for any inconvenience and disappointment.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Beneath the Southern Sky @ Queanbeyan 4-18 November

Textile works by many Guild members feature in the travelling exhibition Beneath the Southern Sky curated by Brenda Gael Smith.   The exhibition continues on tour in 2012 to the The Q Exhibition Space, Queanbeyan, 4-18 December 2012.  Come along to the opening night function at the Q from 5.30-7.30pm, Tuesday 4 December.
Beneath the Southern Sky

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Away Meeting 2013

Goulburn Away Meeting 1-3 March 2013

The Guild members who are organising the Away Meeting for 2013 would appreciate those who are interested in attending, to contact the Office as soon as possible.

A downloadable booking form,  also available on the Guild's website  will need to be submitted to the Office to reserve a spot on the trip.
Please submit your form and deposit as soon as possible, should you intend to take part in this annual excursion.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Kay Haerland Exhibition: 1 December - 9 January

Momijigari (detail ) by Kay Haerland
Gosford Regional Gallery presents an exhibition by Guild member and award winning quiltmaker Kay Haerland from 1 December 2012 - 9 January 2013. There is an opening function on Friday, 30 November at 6.30pm.

Kay's work consists of realistic landscapes and contemporary abstract compositions.  Design, colour, texture and light are used to make the works "believeable" and inspire the viewer to connect emotionally with them.

Gallery hours: 10am-4pm (daily)

Friday, 23 November 2012

December General Meeting

The Final 2012 Meeting of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. will be held on Saturday, December 1st.

You are invited to join in the fun with the usual 'Show and Tell', Lucky Door Prize and Block of The Month Raffle. Please provide a mug for afternoon tea and chat with fellow quilters before the summer break.

Demonstration :  11.00 am  Join Gail and Elwin from "Just Patchwork"
Guest Shop :        Just Patchwork
Guest Speaker :   Chris Jurd
Guest Group :      Springwood Quilters
Retrospective Interviewee : Elaine Bagnet

Venue : "The Dome"
               Burwood RSL
               Shaftsbury Rd; Burwood
Date  :    Saturday December 1st
               Demonstration 11.00 am
               General Meeting 1.00 pm

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Pearl: Guild Challenge 2012

If you missed the exhibition at the Annual General Meeting last month, you can now view the 2012 Pearl Challenge quilts online.

Congratulations to the following Guild members:
  • First Prize:  Words Maketh the Man by Margy Syrett
  • Second Prize:  The Dancer by Stephanie Knudsen
  • Third Prize:  Pearl Princess by Denise Sargo
  • Judges Commendation & Viewers' Choice:  Silk & Pearls by Trudy Brodie
  • Judges Commendation: Pearl Siren of the Sea by Bernardine Hine

The 2013 Guild Challenge is to make a 40x40cm hexagon inspired quilt. You must use the 2012 Guild gift 1inch hexagon template at least once.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Reminder : Signature Coverlet sewing day

Our second sewing day for members to construct the 30th Anniversary Signature Coverlet will be held at the home of Meg Orr.
Please bring your sewing machine and join in the fun.

When : November 26
Time : 10.00am - 3.00pm
Where : The Community Room
              62 Norfolk Road, Epping.

Meg's Unit is Number 19, and her phone numbers are 9876 5510  /  0434 955823
Meg has graciously offered to provide lunch and would appreciate a phone-call to ascertain the approximate numbers of volunteers involved.

Please note the time change of 10am.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Australasian Quilt Convention Challenge 2013

Australasian Quilt Convention 2013The theme for the 2013 Australasian Quilt Convention Challenge is FREE. There is $5500 in prize money to be won. Prizes will be awarded on the basis of: interpretation of the theme; excellence in design; and craftsmanship.

New rules include that the quilt must be 125x125cm and completed between October 2012 and the deadline 1 March 2013. See the AQC website for more details.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Ozquilt Network Exhibition & Guest Speaker

Australia Wide ThreeAUSTRALIA WIDE THREE  is professionally selected exhibition of members’ work presented by Ozquilt Network Inc, Australia's organisation for art quilters. The exhibition continues at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery until Saturday 24 November 2012.  This Saturday, 17 November, you are invited to attend a presentation by one of the selectors,  Deborah Brearley  Victoria, (expert quilter, painter, author and tutor) at the Ozquilt Network annual general meeting:

Ozquilt Network Annual General Meeting & Guest Speaker
1pm, Saturday 17 November 2012
Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
634 The Horsley Drive (Cnr The Horsley Drive & Oxford Street)
Smithfield NSW 2164
AUSTRALIA WIDE THREE features 34 stitched, layered works showcasing original and diverse interpretations of contemporary textile art from Australia’s leading and emerging quilt artists:
Geri Barr (Vic), Anna Brown (NSW), June Brown(Vic), Cathy Jack Coupland (NSW), Susan Cunningham (Vic), Sue Dennis (Qld), Ruth de Vos (WA), Dianne Firth (ACT), Jan Frazer (Vic), Helen Gray (ACT), Suzanne Gummow (SA), Kay Haerland (NSW), Judy Hooworth (NSW), Susan Mathews (Vic), Alison Muir (NSW), Pamela Munday (ACT), Kerrie-Anne Riles (NSW), Jan Scudamore (Qld), Brenda Gael Smith (NSW), Jo Steele (NSW), Phyllis Sullivan (Vic), Judy Wilford (NSW) and Choy-Lin Williams (NSW)

Friday, 9 November 2012

Reminder : Signature Coverlet sewing day

Are you available to help join the blocks for our Signature Coverlet?

November 17th  is our first group sewing session and all are invited to attend.
Please bring your sewing machine and lunch.

Where : Pegs Pieces, 138 Oak Road, Kirrawee
Time :  10.00 - 3.00pm

Note : Time change to 10am

Monday, 5 November 2012

Reminder :The Fibre Alchemists Exhibition

The Fibre Alchemists Group, initially coming from diverse textile backgrounds, have once again joined creative forces to stage an exhibition of their work.
All are welcome to come to their 5th Exhibition; this one drawing on the theme of "Shelter"

Venue : Seaview Gallery
              Seaview Street, Dulwich Hill
Dates : Sat Nov 10th - Fri Nov 23rd, 2012
Times : 10.00am - 4.00pm daily

Official Opening : Sunday Nov 11th between 2.00pm and 5.00pm

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Quilt Show : Glenbrook : 3 & 4 Nov

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Pastoral Care Department have organised a Quilt Show and Sale this coming weekend.

There will be Antique Quilts and Trading Tables filled with handcrafted gifts . . . to tempt those wanting to get their Christmas shopping off to an early start.
Proceeds from the quilt show will help support Chaplains in the local hospitals.

Where : Glenbrook School of Arts
              Great Western Hwy
When  : 3rd and 4th November
Time   : 10-4pm
Entry   : $5.00

Light refreshments available and all are welcome.

Quilt Show : Gerringong

During the second weekend in November quilters and artists from the South Coast will proudly exhibit their creativity at the
South Coast 22nd Annual Quilt Show and 1st Art Display

This exhibition is to be held in Gerringong, which is less than 2 hours drive Sth of Sydney.
All proceeds will be donated to Children's Medical Research Institute

Venue : Gerringong Town Hall
              Fern Street, Gerringong
Dates :  Friday - Sunday 9-11 November
Time :    9.00am - 5.00pm ( 3pm Sunday)
Entry :   $5.00

Refreshments and some exhibited items will be available for sale.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Quilt Sale for Charity

Where : Randwick Labour Club
             2 The Ave; Randwick
When : November 10th,  1pm-7pm
Entry : $10

Over 100 quilts have been made for Mission Australia and The Exodus Foundation by a dedicated group of staff and students  from the University of Western Sydney.

Both of these charities are well regarded in the community but in these difficult financial times, struggle constantly to keep funding happening. One of the students involved in this venture has contacted our guild to help advertise their novel approach to a worthy cause.

All are invited to attend.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Friday Showcase : November

The guild member who will share her quilting journey in November is Jessie Hosie.

Jessie works in the CBD and often visits the Guild's Office during lunchtimes, thus many members will know her. Currently she is creating the wonderful 30th Year Signature Coverlet from all of the signature blocks that members and June Quilt Show attendees contributed towards.

'Iris Steps' by Jessie Hosie . . .  Purple and Yellow  2011 Guild Challenge entry. 

Come and hear how Jessie caught the quilting bug and see her lovely work.

When :   Friday 2 November
Where : The Office of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc.
Time :    10.00am
Cost :    $5.00 for Members and $10.00 for non-members

There is usually "squeezing-room-only" during Friday Showcase as can be seen at the September morning of Lis Cook's Showcase. Once the floor talk is over, any  previous  display is removed from walls and several quilts from the current 'showcaser' are then hung for the following month, for all volunteers and visitors to the Guild's office, to enjoy.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Advance notice : Away Meeting 2013

Annual Away Meeting - Goulburn 1 to 3 March 2013
  It is time to book now for this great weekend of quilting activities.  
Our journey starts with a pick up on the North Shore, Strathfield Railway Station and Sutherland Railway Station.  
We will make our way slowly to Goulburn stopping along the way in Mittagong and Berrrima to name two towns.  Look out for the discounts that the stores we visit are offering to us.
Accommodation will be for two nights at the Best Western Centretown Goulburn, enjoying 'Continental Breakfast' and dinner for the entire stay.
A free morning has been scheduled to allow you to spend the time in the hotel pool and spa, or shop at the market and stores in Goulburn.
The Guild meeting is on Saturday afternoon hosted by the Goulburn and District Patchworkers and Quilters Group. Notification of the Guest speaker will be in further updates.
Activities are being planned for Saturday evening.
On Sunday we will make our way back to Sydney via Wollongong, stopping along the way.
The cost of the three day event is estimated at $340.00 per person twin share with an additional fee of $150.00 for a single room.  This price includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner.
A deposit of $100.00 is required with your booking form.

A booking form will be available on the website soon.
Closing date 14 January 2013 and final payment is required by 28 January 2013. 
You will be notified of any changes or adjustments in costing.  The approximate costing is dependent on the total number of people travelling on the coach and subject to cancellation if we don’t get the numbers.
Any enquiries contact Rhonda Langhorne at or ring the office on 02 9283 3737. 

Friday, 19 October 2012

30th Anniversary Signature Coverlet

Can you help construct our coverlet please? 
Many Guild members have this year donated signature blocks for this 30th Anniversary Commemorative Coverlet.
Blocks were on display at the Sydney Quilt Show in June, and all attendees were able to add their signature, for posterity.

These blocks have now been squared up and there are to be two sewing days for coverlet construction.

November 17th : Venue : Pegs Pieces, 138 Oak Road, Kirrawee.

November 26th : Venue : Meg Orr's home, 19/62 Norfolk Road, Epping.

Times: 10.30 - 3.00pm

Please bring your sewing machine, and lunch.
No need to sew all day, even to "pop-in" for a short session will be a huge help to the members who have been the stalwarts of this project.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Quilting Community

All members and those who have been connected with the NSW and Sth Australian Quilting communities over the past 30 years have been saddened to learn of the untimely death of John Gebhardt on October 6.

John was the ever supportive husband of our current President of The Quilters' Guild Of NSW Inc., Maree Gebhardt.

The Guild Community send their sincere thoughts and sympathies to Maree, their daughters and family.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

First in . . Best Dressed . . .

The Quilters Guild of NSW Inc. is fortunate to have hard working members and a committee committed to inspiring all quilters to push their boundaries with  techniques and creativity.

Workshops and guest speakers are organised well in advance, as many teachers have their schedules committed to a year and more.

Two teachers of international renown are Pam Holland and Gloria Loughman.
Pam's 'Thread Painting' W/Shop had potential attendees being listed a year ago, so it is no surprise her September w/shop was booked out months ago.
Similarly, Gloria's upcoming 19 & 20 October  W/Shop entitled 'Light up Your Landscape' is fully booked, however it never hurts to go on a "waiting list"

Recently Jenny Bacon spoke to 20 members about "What the Judges are Looking For" and a 'wait listed' member was able to participate at the last minute.

The Guild Website  and The Template (published quarterly) are the places to find workshop details. It is always prudent to book workshops early to avoid missing out on the inspiring classes that the Guild is committed to offering.

Guild Members in the Guild's Office learning some of the tips to Quilt Judging  from Jenny Bacon during her 3 hour w/shop in September. All agreed that her knowledge is priceless, as the talk was extremely informative .

Saturday, 6 October 2012

AGM Burwood : 13 October

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting 2012 of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. to be held  on Saturday October 13 in 'The Dome" at Burwood RSL, Shaftsbury Road, Burwood.

The Guest Speaker will be Barbara Gower.
The Guest Group will be Liverpool Catholic Club
The Retrospective Interview panel will be Trudy Brodie, Shirley Gibson and Judy Hooworth.

There be the usual Members 'Show and Tell', with this year's Challenge quilts : "Pearl"  to be viewed for the first time, Viewers Choice to be chosen and winners to be announced. There are 55 quilts entered, taking inspiration from this year's 30th Birthday theme.

The immediate past committee will be thanked for all of their selfless help in continuing the aims and challenges of steering this wonderful organisation, and the new committee will be welcomed.

AGM : 11.00am
General Meeting : 1.00pm

As always, please bring your own mug for afternoon tea.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Turquoise, Purple and Cream....

This is the fabulous colour combination for the current  "Block of the Quarter"

Directions to make the traditional, scrap delight, 8 inch block "Louisiana" can be found in the August edition of The Template (page 41)
The block is composed of rectangles and the Flying Geese patchwork unit, needing turquoise and purple prints, and a cream solid. 
Many blocks will make an extremely striking quilt top!

As always "winner takes all" when they are part of the draw at the Burwood meeting of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc.
Block pieces can be easily rotary-cut and need to measure 8 1/2 inches (unfinished)
Please send in a block or two to be in the draw.

Self named blocks need to reach the Guild Office by Tuesday 9 October for the AGM the following weekend.
At the Guild's August meeting, Wailyn Mar, Template Editor, very deservedly "won" all of the red, black and white "Spool" blocks ... enough for quite a large quilt top. 

There is time still to raid the stash and whip up a Louisiana block this weekend! 

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Country Quilting Exhibitions : mid October.

Rural members and visiting 'cityslickers' are invited to attend 2 upcoming quilting exhibitions.

Illawarra Quilters' Inc.
have their 25th Quilt Exhibition scheduled for Friday - Saturday 12-13 October
Venue : Ribbonwood Centre, 93 Princes Highway, Dapto
Open : 9.30am-4.30pm
Entry : $5.00

Novocastrian Quilters' Inc. 
are holding their 2012 Exhibition on Saturday - Sunday 13-14 October
Entitled "A Celebration of Community" this quilt show will display Exhibition and Challenge quilts, have free workshops, and a Merchants area.
Venue : New Lambton Community Centre, 14 Alma Road, New Lambton
Open :  9.00am - 4.00pm
Entry : $5.00

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Guild Retreat Jamberoo : Booking Deadline

The countdown is on!
There are just a few weeks until the Annual Guild Retreat, with members already registered planning for a wonderful weekend of companionship, food and relaxation, having plenty of time to quilt and create.
Attendees work on their own projects, at their own pace.... no workshops or classes, no cooking, no stress!

Perhaps you are considering joining others at the retreat?
Please be aware that there is a deadline for lodging your booking form and payment.

Page 39 of The Template Aug 2012 has the necessary Retreat Information and the Booking Form.
Full payment, to ensure a place during this 30th Anniversary Year Guild Retreat, needs to be at the Guild's Office by this Friday,  5th October

Dates : Final weekend in October . . .   Friday 26th - Sunday 28th
Venue : Jamberoo Valley Lodge

Please don't miss out on this enjoyable weekend of productivity.
All members are most welcome to attend.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Friday Showcase 5 October : Show and Tell

This month's Friday Showcase will feature member's 'Show and Tell'

Items dont have to be bed quilts... perhaps you have other quilted, dyed or embellished  crafty loveliness. . . . toys, pincushions, embroidery rolls, journal covers, Xmas decorations, table runners, bags and cushions. We all enjoy the sharing of patchwork and quilting creativity.

Please bring your quilts to the Guild Office for a starting time of 10.00am

We welcome Guild members and Non-Guild friends and quilters to Friday Showcase.

Friday 5th October 2012, 10am-11.30am

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Artquilt Exhibition : October - November

The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc has received this information from Ozquilt Network Inc
It is a juried exhibition of Art Quilts created by members from this national organisation.

Venue : Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
              632 The Horsley Drive 
              (Corner of Oxford Street and The Horsley Drive)
              Smithfield NSW

Open : Tuesday - Saturday 
            10am - 4pm

Free admission.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Art Quilt Australia 2013: Call for Entries

Art Quilt Australia is presented by Ozquilt Network Inc, Australia's organisation for art quilters, in conjunction with Craft ACT.

  Join Ozquilt Network Inc 
 In 2013 Art Quilt Australia will be a curated exhibition of innovative, new contemporary art quilts to celebrate the centenary of the naming of the nation’s capital city as Canberra. Works will be selected that are inspired by, or reflect on ideas of people, place and nation. With the definition of a quilt as "a stitched layered textile", the exhibition is open to all artists across Australia. It will be curated by Valerie Kirk, Head of Textiles at the ANU School of Art and be held at Craft ACT Design Gallery in Canberra from 31 October to 14 December 2013. Large quilts are preferred but must not measure more than 2 metres in either direction. The closing date for entries is 19 July 2013.
For further details, see the Art Quilt Australia information page or contact 

Friday, 21 September 2012

Reminder : Membership Due

The membership information on the website of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc reveals that a rejoining fee of $15 will be incurred for all members whose membership lapses after 30th September.

Please ensure that your membership is current, with fees paid to cover the financial year 1st July to 30th June, so that all membership entitlements can continue.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

How Does Your Garden Grow? : Exhibition

A 'healthy' number of more than 70 quilts were received for The Under 35's Quilt competition conceived by The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. as part of their 30th Birthday celebration activities.

These entries will be exhibited this weekend, and all are invited to view this display of creative works from our younger generation of quilters.

Location:                              The Newington Gallery,
Newington College,
221-235 Stanmore Road
Stanmore NSW 2048

(Main entry is located directly opposite the Senior College. Nearest cross street is Holt St)
Opening Hours:                10am-4pm daily and FREE to attend

Awards Ceremony:           Saturday, 22nd September at 11am. 

Parking:                                Street parking is available around Newington College.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Quilt Display : Forster

Seaside Heritage Quilters Inc and Manning-Great Lakes Woodworkers, Quilt and Wood Expo

This is an exhibition to delight both the lads and lassies of Forster in the Great Lakes area of regional NSW.

There will be a display of Quilts, Challenge Entries and Woodwork items, along with demonstrations in both craft disciplines and the sale of handmade items.
Along with all this crafty excitement, morning and afternoon teas and a lunchtime sausage sizzle should be enough to drag the 'footy tragics' from Grand Final TV coverage!

Venue : Holy Name School Hall, Lake Street , Forster
Dates : Saturday - Monday 29 September - 1 October 2012
Times : 9.30am - 4.00pm Sat-Sun
            9.30am - 2.30pm Monday

Free Admission.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Sewing in the Office : 24th September

Apologies to all guild members.

The next Sewing in the Office event for Community Quilts is on Monday 24th September 2012 from 10-30 am - 2pm.

As always, there is laughter and quilting wisdoms to share at this monthly gathering of quilters, who willingly commit their time to creating the quilts that bring joy to many needy children.

Please bring your own sewing notions and a spot of lunch for this event.
Community spirit is free!

Further information can be obtained by emailing Linda Butcher at the Guild Office

Monday, 10 September 2012

Exhibition at Newington College

The entries for the "How Does Your Garden Grow" Quilt Competition for Under 35's will be on display at Newington College in two weeks.

This competition was devised as part of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc 30th Anniversary Year highlights, and is jointly sponsored by the Guild,  Quilters Companion, Brother International (Aust) Pty LtdMaterial Obsession and Newington College

Venue : Newington College
             200 Stanmore Road, Stanmore
Dates : Friday - Sunday 21-23rd September
Times : 10am - 4pm daily

Be sure not to miss this exhibition which features the quilt makers of the future.
All welcome!



Friday, 7 September 2012

Pearls of Wisdom

Enjoy hand-work?
Is your daytime favourite sewing chair no where near the night-time one?
Do you live in a multi story dwelling?
Do you have several projects on the go and the one you want is never where you want it?

Pearls of Wisdom : 
Keep projects separate on a "$2 Shop" plastic tray, kitted out with the necessities for that project.
Cart the tray around to your special spots.
No more shameful gesticulation!

Neatness of tray projects for photographic purposes only

Sound Simple????
Well, how about contributing your simple but effective "Pearls of Wisdom" to the booklet that the Committee is hoping to collate during this "Pearl" 30th Year Anniversary?

Please contact the office of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. for inclusion of your "Pearls of Wisdom"

Unfortunately the "booklet" is not even a pamphlet at this stage!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Where the Mountains Reach the Sky Exhibition

Every year the Rainforest Centre in Dorrigo hosts The Misty Mountain Getaway exhibition
Pristine waterfalls and majestic rain-forested National Parks enthral visitors to this area of northern NSW, and after the bushwalking, a stroll through the historic and quaint town of Dorrigo will enable an encounter with delightful cafes and boutiques.

Misty Mountain Getaway offers a yearly quilt "Challenge"for any quilter to enter.
This year the Challenge title is "Where the Mountains Reach the Sky"

Venue : Rainforest Centre, Dorrigo
Dates : 14 - 28 Sept 2012
Open :  9.00 am - 5.00pm Friday
            9.00 am - 4.00pm Saturday

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Update : Heritage Quilts Penrith

The talk to be given by Dr Annette Gero at the Penrith City Library on Tuesday 11th Sept during NSW History Week has received unprecedented support.
Whilst there will be no more bookings taken, there are plans to perhaps repeat this presentation at a later date.

Monday, 3 September 2012

South Coast and Country Quilters' Guild Exhibition

Dedicated quilters from the southern regions of NSW, from Kiama in the north to Eden on the far South Coast  as well as those inland from Yass to Jindabyne, are gathering to stage their 11th Biennial Quilt Exhibition.
As always there will be a Quilt Raffle  and this year the proceeds will contribute to a Charity important to all who live and visit these areas : the Snowy Hydro South Care Helicopter Service.

A diverse range of quilts will be on display, and participants can also support the many craft stalls and selected retailers at this exhibition.

Dates : Friday-Sunday 14 - 16 Sept
Times : Fri & Sat : 10.00am - 5.00pm
            Sun : 10.00am - 3.00pm
Venue : Batemans Bay Soldiers Club
             2 Beach Road, Batemans Bay
Cost :   Adults :  $5.00
            Students : Free

All welcome!

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Last call: Under 35's Quilt Competition

To celebrate the Guild's 30th anniversary, Quilters Companion and Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd are proudly sponsoring the 2012 Under 35's Quilt Competition How Does Your Garden Grow.

Be inspired by the theme to create a quilt no larger than 120 cm X 150 cm (portrait or landscape orientation).

Categories: Primary students, Secondary students, 18- 24 years, and 25–35 years.

Under 35s Competition 2012
This is an amateur competition; professional quiltmakers may enter but will not be judged. OVER $20,000 IN PRIZES All category winners will receive:
  • A Brother Sewing machine plus primary and secondary school winners will receive sewing machines for their schools;
  • A Quilters pack from Quilters Companion Magazine;
  • A copy of The Promise of Joy by Kathy Doughty, from Material Obsession;
  • EVERY entrant will receive a free digital magazine subscription for Quilters Companion and Homespun Magazines and Quilters Companion 2013 Diary.
Entries close 12 September 2012. All quilts will be exhibited in September 2012 in Sydney. For further information contact the Guild President.

Download Under 35s Quilt Competition Entry Form (PDF892KB PDF)


Brother International Australia Quilters Companion Material Obsession  

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Friday Showcase 7 September: Lois Cook

Lois Cook presents Friday Showcase at the Guild office at 10am on Friday, 7 September 2012.
Lois was awarded Life Membership at the General Meeting in October 2011, having demonstrated outstanding commitment and dedication to the Guild at all levels.

Detail.... "For Nathan"  Lois Cook. 'Best of Show'  2011 Eastwood Patchwork Quilters.  Handquilted.

Known for her beautiful quilts, hand piecing and hand quilting, she has deservedly won many awards.
Come and hear Lois's quilting story and be privileged to view her wonderful quilts up close.

The entry fee is $5 entry for members and $10 for non members.

All welcome!

Friday, 31 August 2012

History Week : Quilt Connections

How the power of quilting connects communities

Aunt Clara's Quilt (detail) 1890-1915 Collection of the Powerhouse Museum

This is the topic of a seminar being presented as part of the NSW History week 2012 programme, exploring how the art of quilt-making and thread work has connected communities in times of need or remembrance.
The guest speaker line up, includes respected quilt historian Dr Annette Gero,  author and convenor of the Quilt Study Group of NSW Karen Fail and members of the curating staff at the Powerhouse Museum.
Participants will join a behind the scenes tour to view selected works, as well as learn about quilt conservation and storage.
Come and hear about the Australian AIDS Memorial Quilt, military uniform quilts and "Aunt Clara's Quilt" in a seminar that is presented in partnership with Powerhouse Museum Regional Services and the History Council of NSW.
Download the flyer for further information about this event.

When : 10.00am - 1.00pm
             Wednesday 12th September, 2012
Where : The Powerhouse DIscovery Centre
             172 Showground Road, Castle Hill NSW 2154
Cost :    $12 Public
              $10 Powerhouse Members
              Payment upon arrival. Includes morning tea.

Bookings : Powerhouse Discovery Centre on 02 9762 1300
                  Bookings are essential as spaces are limited

     All welcome!